Science in Action

Science in Action

New developments in science and science news from around the world, weekly from BBC World Service.

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  • 3D printed cars; Faster 3D printing; Farming African wet savannah; Switching the LHC back on

    Thu, 19 Mar 15

    Duration:
    27 mins

    Available:
    18 days remaining

    Scientists have 3D printed a replica of a vintage 1965 Shelby Cobra sports car to showcase this rapid prototyping technology; A new technique in stereo-lithographic 3D printing has speeded up the process by up to 100 times; Should we grow crops on Africa's wet savannahs?; The Large Hadron Collider at CERN is about to be switched back on after a two year upgrade

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  • Defining the Anthropocene; Origin of the brain; The application of physics

    Thu, 12 Mar 15

    Duration:
    27 mins

    Available:
    11 days remaining

    We have entered a new geological epoch, the Anthropocene, but when did it start?; Scientists disagree over the origin of the brain, some say it evolved in just one common ancestor, others think it developed more than once in the animal kingdom; The American Physical Society's meetings are always good for some unusual applications of physics, this time the stickiness of mussels, how the eye sees colour and crowd behaviour come under the spotlight

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  • Self-cleaning Cashmere; Self-cleaning Paint; Glaucoma Test; Urine-powered Lighting

    Thu, 5 Mar 15

    Duration:
    27 mins

    Available:
    4 days remaining

    A self-cleaning coating for delicate cashmere using solar-power chemistry; Superhydrophobic, self-cleaning surfaces that do not get spoiled by oil; Maths, rather than expensive medical equipment, makes glaucoma testing cheap and easy; Harnessing the power of urine to provide emergency lighting in refugee camps

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